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Our three years at "the college on the hill" have 
been characterized by a series of changes; in this 
period of change and readjustment nothing has gone 
untouched. We are offering to you, therefore, a new 
contribution — THE TACONIAN — as a yearbook which 
we hope may be treasured by every member of our 

To the Seniors and those of the Junior Class who 
may be unable to return next year, we wish God-speed 
and good luck. For the college, faculty, and remaining 
members, we wish all that is best. We hope to be 
with you again next year. We also desire to express 
our gratitude to all loyal supporters and friends of this 

That our Alma Mater may continue to serve her 
particular corner of the world is the fervent hope of 
every member of the Class of 1935. 


We, the Junior Class, in true appreciation and grate- 
ful acknowledgment of his generous interest and aid 
in our problems, dedicate this yearbook — THE 




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! o All Our Friends: 

In these difficult days America can show nothing finer than the loyalty and devo- 
tion of the teachers in her public schools to the best interests of the children in those 
schools. The student in a state teachers college shows a similar devotion as she makes 
ready for the day when she will step into her own classroom, an understanding friend 
to a lively and happy group of boys and girls. 

I am going to ask ycu a question. How extensive has been the influence of the 
institution formerly known as the North Adams Normal School, now the State 
Teachers College at North Adams? Neither you nor I nor anyone else could possibly 
answer. But of this fact I am sure. The public-spirited citizens, who, forty years ago, 
secured legislative consent to the establishment of this school, won a victory for edu- 
cation not merely in North Adams but throughout the Commonwealth, and in other 
states and in other lands as well. 

However, we can get some idea of the extent of the past influence of this college 
by doing a little example in arithmetic. Given that the State Teachers College at 
North Adams has eighteen hundred graduates, and assuming that the service of each 
has continued over a period of years, so that she has taught a number of pupils averag- 
ing one hundred fifty — I think this is a conservative estimate — into how many lives 
has the influence of our college already been extended? The answer is two hundred 
seventy thousand. 

But we do not rest content with laurels already won. All who aspire to the 
honored name of teacher must prepare themselves faithfully, as our students are now 
doing, and with firm and confident step must move forward. Let North Adams be 
known as a college that produces teachers who in the finest sense are progressive, and 
we shall make the circle of her influence an ever widening one. 

Albert G. Eldridge, 


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"Still sits the school house by the road, 
A ragged beggar sunning; 
Around it still the sumachs grow 
And blackberry vines are running. 
Within, the master's desk is seen, 
Deep-scarred by raps official; 
The warping floor, the battered seats, 
The jack-knife's carved initial." 

A pretty picture — but have you room for this beggar in the field of education? Is 
this what we have been striving for? This beggar may be immortalized in pleasing 
poetry but we doubt if Massachusetts will want to be remembered in educational fields 
by this picture — or at any rate, we think its memory should stand only as a beginning 
in a leng line of progress. 

Does this imply that we are ashamed of our rural life and people? Far from it; 
it means we are demanding the best for them. Rural life is not an unfortunate con- 
dition. Indeed, it presents many problems as does every other kind of life, but of this we 
are certain : one cannot satisfactorily solve the problem of adjustment by moving to the 
city. There is a challenge in the country and he is fortunate who is in a situation to 
accept it. 

The world at large is slowly waking up to an appreciation of two facts: first, that 
within the bounds of the rural area there lie all elements fundamental to the material 
wealth of the world; and second, that this same area also contains the essential factors 
of intellectual and spiritual wealth. The rural school offers the best place on earth for 
the education of children — because of the openness and comparative freedom of its 
surroundings. It is the one place in the world where Mother Nature opens up her text- 
book. The country school is especially effective as a place of instruction because of its 
happy relation to work and industry. The lessons are accepted in a working spirit 
as having something definite to do with training for the future. 

The most effective rural school, however, is a glorified one; it may possess the 
features of the consolidated school in which these natural advantages are combined with 
the progressive and carefully worked out advantages offered by city education. This is 
a happy combination and increases the efficiency of both factors — bringing together the 
best from each. 

This glorified school demands the best of teachers to carry out its usefulness. To 
her the country offers real life interests — a position rich in the returns of satisfaction. 
This is not missionary work; it is a job of leadership and training — as one citizen to 

We have here the unique task of teacher-training for rural schools. We hope we 
may go out with the right equipment, material, and attitude to give much, and to fill a 
place in the lives of others — to give and gam much through a happy working relation- 
ship in our chosen field. 

"Give to the world the best you have, 
And the best will come back to you." 

Virginia Fish, Editor. 



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Albert Gould Eldridge 

"Blessed is he who has found his work: he 
has a life purpose: he has found it, and 
will follow it." 

Last November, Mr. Eldridge, was inducted 
as President of our State Teachers College. 
He had been with the Normal School for a 
number of years, and his election as President 
of the State Teachers College was but a fit- 
ting reward for his term of loyal service. May 
he have all success on this, his latest voyage in 

Mary Louise Baright 

' Her words are fair as bloom or air, 
They shine like any star, 
And I am rich who learned from her, 
How beautiful they are." 

For thirty-two years, Miss Baright has given 
her untiring services to this institution, work- 
ing unselfishly and devotedly for its members. 
Her character stands as a pillar of light shining 
with virtue and purpose. It enriches our lives 
by awakening within us the power to enjoy 
the finer things that life holds. May Miss 
Baright remember us with the same kindly af- 
fection we feel for her! 

Alice Owens 

"A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making 
everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles." 

Miss Owens has given us many happy and 
worthwhile hours in her classroom. She has 
always extended to us a helping hand in our 
need, and has made our lives richer by offering 
us the cream of her experiences. Hers is a 
friendly heart that has plenty of friends. 


Albert Gould Eldridge 
President of State Teachers College 
Head of Department of Geography 

President Eldridge received his Bachelor of Science degree from Harvard University, and 
later the degree of Master of Arts from Teachers College, Columbia University. 

He taught in the High School at New Bedford, Mass.; then he was Principal of Elementary 
Grades and High School, at Canaan, Conn.; later he was a Superintendent of Schools in Massa- 
chusetts. He has been a member of our North Adams Faculty since 1916. He has also taught 
during summer sessions at North Adams, at Hyannis, and at the Johns Hopkins University. 

Mary Louise Baric ht 
Teacher of Literature, Story Telling, Speech Training, Public Speaking, 
Professional Ethics, and Director of Dramatics 
Miss Baright was a three-year student of Boston University and is a graduate of the Curry 
School of Expression. She has also taken various summer courses at Columbia University, 
Chicago University, and Boston University. 
She has taught in: 

Rural school, Town of Poughkeepsie, N. Y.; private school, Nashville, Tenn.; State Normal 
School, Westchester, Pa.; University of Oregon, Eugene, Ore.: State Normal School, Milwaukee, 
Wis.; State Teachers College, North Adams, Mass.; Curry School of Expression, summer sessions; 
State Normal School, Castleton, Vt., summer sessions; State Normal School, Hyannis, Mass., 
summer sessions. 

Grace Barr 
Instructor in Music 

Miss Barr has had private music lessons in Omaha and Chicago: has attended schools for 
music supervisors in Chicago, Boston, and Lake Forrest, 111.; Boston University; University of the 
State of New York; Albany; and Clark University. 

Her varied experience includes: 

Supervisor of Music, Council Bluffs, Iowa; Professor of Public School Music at State Teachers 
College, Cedar Falls, Iowa, and instructor at State Normal School, Fitchburg, Mass.; Lecturer for 
R. C. A. Victor Co.; Member of Summer Faculty in N. Y. University, Buffalo University, State 
University, Chapel Hill, N. O, State Teachers College, Albany, Eastern Conservatory; Instructor 
in Music, Division of University Extension, Mass. Dept. of Education. 

Fannie A. Bishop 

Principal of Mark Hopkins Kindergarten; 

Instructor in Kindergarten-Primary Methods 

Miss Bishop is a graduate of the State Normal School at Williroantic, Conn., and of Teacher* 
College, Columbia University. 

She has been kindergarten training teacher at the Willimantic Model School; Principal of 
Kindergarten at Norwich, Conn., and is now Principal of the Kindergarten at Mark Hopkins 
School, as well as our instructor in Kindergarten-Primary Methods. 

Thcmas F. Cummings 
Instructor in Practical Arts 
Mr. Cummings is a graduate of the North Adams Schools and has taken a summer course at 
Columbia University. 

His services have been rendered to the pupils in the city schools of North Adams and to 
the students at the State Teachers College. 

Vivian Dix 
Instructor in Music 

Miss Dix has been on a leave of absence for the year 193 3-1934 in order that she might 
study for the degree of Master of Arts at Boston University. 

She is a graduate of Boston University, and of the Faelton School at Boston. She has had 
private study with Stuart Mason and F. L. Grover on the piano and organ. The New England 
Conservatory of Music awarded her a soloist's diploma and a teacher's diploma. 

Miss Dix has been Director of Music in the Colby School, New London, N. H.; Supervisor 
of Public School Music, Chatham, Orleans, and Harwich, Mass.; State Normal School, Keene, 
N. H.; Plymouth, Mass., St. Petersburg, Florida, and State Teachers College at North Adams. 

Elizabeth M. Jenkins 

Instructor in Arithmetic Methods, Educational Psychology, Rural Education and 

Civic Education 

Miss Jenkins is a graduate of Aroostook State Normal School; has had graduate study in 
Plymouth, N. H., Normal School; Johnson, Vt., Normal School; Columbia University, and 
Chicago University. 

She has taught in a rural school in Limestone, Me.; Primary grades, Presque Isle, Me.; 
Demonstration teacher and supervisor of primary grades at Aroostook, Me.; Principal of State 
Teachers Training Class, Barre, Vt.; Supervisor of Rural Schools in Dover, Del; Instructor in 
Rural Education in Delaware University. 


Richard C. Overton 
Instructor in History and Economic Geography 
Mr. Overton is a graduate of the Hotchkiss School, and of Williams College. He has also 
attended Harvard Summer School; and has taken New York University Extension Courses. 
His experience includes: 

Instructor in Public Speaking, Williams College; Foreign Dept., Chatham-Phoenix National 
Bank and Trust Co., New York City; Instructor in French, The Hotchkiss School; Assistant in 
Economics, Williams College; State Teachers College, North Adams. 

Mary A. Pearson 
Instructor in Art and Handicraft 

Miss Pearson is a graduate of Abbot Academy and the Massachusetts School of Art. She 
has had various summer courses at Round Lake and Saratoga, N. Y.; Glens Falls, N. Y.; Martha's 
Vineyard, Mass.; Harvard University; Salem Normal School; State College at Amherst; Rhode 
Island School of Design; New York School of Fine and Applied Arts; State Normal School, 
North Adams. 

Her experience includes two years of rural school work at Reading; one year in the grade 
schools of Southbridge; Supervisor of Art in towns around Boston. 

Alice Owens 
Instructor in Grammar, Composition, Language, Reading and Penmanship Methods 

Miss Owens is a graduate of the Trenton, N. J., Normal School; Quincy, Mass., Training 
School; and has taken Harvard Summer School and Lowell University Extension Lecture Courses. 

She has taught all grades, West Hanover, Raynham; has been Supervising Principal, Chelsea, 
Mass. primary and grammar building, assisted in restoring system after the great fire; taught in 
Mark Hopkins Training School; was organizer and director, department of seven classes for 
retards, Binet tests given; Teacher of History of Education in addition to present subjects at the 
North Adams State Teachers College. 

Elizabeth A. Weston 
Director, Physical Education, Instructor in Hygiene, Child Health, Sanitation, and 

Theory of Physical Education 

Miss Weston attended the Sargent School for Physical Education, Cambridge, Mass.; 
Harvard Summer School for Physical Education; Boston University, School of Education; Rutgers 
University, New Brunswick, N. J. 

She has had experience in the teaching of physical education in New Brunswick, N. J.; 
Atlantic City, N. J.; Brookline, Mass.; Canton, Mass.; Corrective work at Harvard Summer 
School; Hyannis Summer School; various playgrounds and girls' camps. 

Roger F. Holmes 

Principal of Mark Hopkins Training School; Instructor in Educational Psychology, 

Method, and Management; Director of Practice teaching 

Mr. Holmes is a graduate of Wesleyan University and has attended Boston University and 
Connecticut Summer Normal School. 

He has had much and varied experience, having been Teaching Principal in Cummington, 
Mass.; Instructor in Latin, Ancient History, and English Literature at the Wellesley Hills Junior 
High School; and Supervising Principal at Quincy, Mass. 

Wallace H. Venable 

Instructor in Science, Economics, Arithmetic, Advanced Mathematics, 

Advisor of the Student Council 

Mr. Venable received his educational background in the University of Vermont and 
Teachers College, Columbia. He holds the degree of Master of Arts and a professional certificate 
for teachers of science from Teachers College, Columbia. 

He has taught in rural schools in Shaftsbury and Bennington, Vt.; was Principal of the High 
School, Waitsfield, Vt.; also of Junior-Senior High School, Jeffersonville, Cambridge, Vt.; In- 
structor, North Adams Summer School; Instructor, English, Mass. Extension Course, Greenfield 
and Pittsfield; Instructor, Biology, Extension Course, North Adams; Assistant County Agricultural 
Agent, Lamoille County, Vt.; Field Artillery, U. S. A. 

Grace L. Donelson 

Mrs. Therza Van Etten 
Matron of Taconic Hall 

Miss Bertha Allyn 

Miss T. Ferguson 




One of the most important phases of our college life is our practice teaching. We 
are very fortunate to he ahle to make, under the skillful supervision of the Mark Hopkins 
and Otis training teachers, a practical application of the techniques we learn at the 

Throughout the past year we have derived untold benefit from the demonstration 
lessons which the training teachers have given at the college. The efforts these teachers 
have put forth have been made worth while by the knowledge we have gleaned. 

The Otis Training School is a new project worthy of high commendation. Under 
the supervision of Miss Lyman the girls find a most interesting and practical experience. 
This outstanding opportunity has been accepted by a number of students this year. 
We hope this valuable arrangement may continue. 

Training teachers, our sincere expression of gratitude goes to you! 
Members of Training School Faculty of Mark Hopkins School : 

E. Idella Haskins .. Grade IV 

Martha E. Durnin Grade III 

Loretta J. Loftus Grade III 

Helen E. Mallery Grade II 

Roger F. Holmes Principal 

Alice M. Card . Grade VIII 

Marion H. Ketchum Grade VII 

Catherine L. Tobin Grade VI 

Ethel M. Carpenter Grade V 

Mary A. Nagle Grade V 

Viola Cooper Grade IV 

Otis Training School : 

Roth A. Lyman 

Veronica A. Loftus Grade I 

Fannie A. Bishop Kindergarten, Principal 

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CLASS OF 1934 


Mariam Austin 76 Stratford Ave........ Pittsfield 

Alice S. Bradford ... 23 Holbrcok St North Adams 

Thelma D. Cary -723 Church St... North Adams 

Katherine E. Eichert .161 River St Blackinton 

Mary A. Flannery .93 Glen Ave North Adams 

Sarah M. Fleming State Road Williamstown 

Ruth I. Gleason R.F.D. No. 2 Clarksburg 

Juanita H. Hazelton . Wakefield 

Elizabeth A. Hewitt 152 Columbia St. Adams 

Helen Horan 842 South State St North Adams 

Nellie Karrey 64 Charles St North Adams 

Frances Lewis West Otis 

Janette Loomis 251 River St North Adams 

Doris L. Marchant 28 Goodrich St North Adams 

Helen Naughton Church St. North Adams 

Helen M. Newell 79 Ashland St North Adams 

Elizabeth M. Rugg Southfield 

Margaret M. Seery 145 Bracewell Ave North Adams 

Evelyn Shakar ..47 Commercial St Adams 

Florence M. Swartzer 59 Hathaway St. North Adams 

Gina T. Tavelli 35 Hall St -..Williamstown 

Olive G. Wright Rowe 




Friday, June Fifteen, at Two O'Clock 

PROCESSIONAL— Pilgrims" Chorus— Tannhauser .... Wagner 

SCRIPTURE READING AND PRAYER . Reverend Hanford H. Closson 
SERAPHIC SONG— Reve Angelique .... Rubenstein-Gaines 


Contralto Solo— Ida Maino 

Violin Obbligato — Mildred H. Scholz 

ADDRESS Frank W. Wright 

Director, Division of Elementary and Secondary Education 

and State Teachers Colleges 


Obbligato for Two Violins — Mildred H. Scholz, Linda L. Hazelton 

GIFT BY THE CLASS OF 193? Helen E. Ranney 


Frank W. Wright 


God bless our native land! 
Firm may she ever stand 

Through storm and night! 
When the wild tempests rave, 
Ruler of wind and wave, 
Do Thou our country save, 

By Thy great might! 

For her our prayers shall be, 
Our fathers' God, to Thee, 

On Thee we wait! 
Be her walls Holiness; 
Her rulers, Righteousness; 
Her officers be Peace; 

God save the State! 

— John S. Dwight 

Director of Glee Club — Miss Grace Barr 
Accompanist — Magdalene K. Eichert 


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Thursday, May 17, 1934 at 2:30 o'clock 

Processional — Pilgrims' Chorus from Tannhauser Wagner 

Recommendation from the Faculty Roger F. Holmes, Class Adviser 

Approval by the President Albert G. Eldridge 

Donning of Caps and Gowns Seniors, assisted by juniors 

Felicitations from the Juniors ..... Helen E. Ranney, President 

Response from the Seniors Mariam Austin, President 

Ave Maria — Mendelssohn .. Chorus 

Address Dr. Harry A. Garfield, President of Williams College 

Glorious Forever — Rachmaninoff Chorus 

In June, 1933, the first officially organized three year class ever to graduate from 
the State Teachers College at North Adams received their diplomas. In September, 
1933, about one half of that same class returned to their Alma Mater to study for the 
fourth year and to receive the B.S.E. degree in June, 1934. 

Thus, on two occasions, this group of girls has made history in the annals of the 
College. They have grown with the school, serving in many ways as an experimental 
group for the many changes and developments occurring in the transition from a two 
year Normal School to a three and four year Teachers College. 

With the extra year of study and training gained from our work here we feel our- 
selves better equipped and more ready to begin our teaching. 

We have been given many privileges, including the honor of being the first group 
ever to wear the Cap and Gown at North Adams. On the day of the ceremony through 
which we received that honor, our feelings were expressed by our Class President as she 
addressed those gathered to witness the event: 

"Mr. Holmes, President Eldridge, Members of the Faculty, Classmates, and Undergraduates — 

"In behalf of the Senior Class I accept the honor and traditions which this cap and gown 
signify. As the first class to wear these emblems, we are doubly honored. We have achieved 
the goal toward which we have striven for four years. These gowns symbolize that achievement, 
but they also symbolize the greater things which are to come. Our ultimate goal is still to be 
reached, which, in the words of Browning, 'is to amend what flaws may lurk, perfect our work 
as planned'. 

"To you, Juniors, we express our appreciation of your co-operation not only on this mem- 
orable day but also for that of the past three years. To you we say, 'Carry On!'- — that you may 
stand as we do today — proudly, with humility for the future and loyalty and responsibility to your 
Alma Mater." 

Dr. Harry A. Garfield, President of Williams College, delivered an inspiring 
address which helped to make the occasion one of the most impressive of our college 
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Congratulations from the Juniors to the Seniors 
on Cap and Gown Day 

Honorable Seniors, we as the Junior Class wish to congratulate you this day for the 
honor which is being conferred upon you. It is with anticipation that we await the 
day when we too, shall have achieved a similar triumph. 

As it is impossible for us to fill the places you leave, we are able only to strive to 
attain the respect and admiration which we all have for you. 

Your loyalty and ideals, personalities, and deeds have made it a pleasure to 
cooperate with you in the past and now, in assisting you today to don your caps and 
gowns, we feel it is just one more occasion when we may express our desire to aid your 
success and happiness. Helen r ANNEY) < 35 . 


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Mariam Austin is always first. 


In public favor, 

In our hearts, 

Our president — ever ready to provide a firm foundation to our trembling vocal 
efforts with her strong and excellent piano accompaniments. 

"Abie''' Bradford has quite recently, we hear, begun to take much interest in the 
rural areas about North Adams. Even muddy roads fail to turn her from her purpose. 
And, as ever, we know that "Abie" will accomplish that which is her goal. 

Thelma Cary is, we are ready to admit, quite an artist, but how many of us knew 
that her hooked rug design was meant to be a tree? Of course, only a contortionist 
could figure it out, but our information came directly from the designer. 

"Kitty" Eichert's fighting spirit successfully pulled the Drama Club through the 
fearful depression year. What better glory could there be? 

Mae Flannery and Helen Horan must here, as everywhere else, appear together. 
Ah, would that to us, their happy lot of carefree afternoons had fallen! 

"Sal" Eleming actually hit the baseball at least twice in our first "practice" game 
of the 1934 season. This fact alone places Sally in a special niche as the class athlete. 

Ruth Gleascn has something to be eternally thankful for — nature did not endow 
her with orange hair and eyebrows. Would ycu ever believe she could be such a 
tough orphan? 

"Nita" Haselton has at least five strings to her fiddle — or should we say 'csllo? — 
and what a gift it must be to know intimately, several faculty members! 

Elizabeth Hewitt bounds lightly over all the trouble'spots of our college life, but 
we wonder if she bounded quite so lightly the day that she pursued the bull. 

Nellie Karrey can cause the strongest of us to quake with fear when she gets 
properly excited in a volley ball game and really aims the leather cannon ball. 

"Fran" Lewis sincerely hopes that no one would be so unkind as even to offer her 
an apple a day. Don't worry Fran, we're with you, and looking for dances at the prom. 

Jane Loomis must never be allowed to forget the location of Siberia, nor must we 
forget the invaluable help she gave in our Tuesday study periods when we couldn't 
remember whether wood pulp came from China or Nebraska. 

Doris Marchant, as the class fiancee, must get our heartiest best wishes. However, 
Doris, you must remember that Boston is a long way from home, and that we are but 
youthful college girls. 

Helen Naughton is the class perennial — she comes up every year. We wonder 
what the particular attraction was when Helen appeared as Daddy Long Legs — "not 
quite so old nor quite so fatherly" as was supposed. 

Elizabeth Rugg has an extra share of distinction. Besides being the class-blonde 
and president of the Student Council, she walks nonchalantly away with the first job. 
But should you be so hard en the dreamy pupils, Elizabeth? 

Evelyn Shakar positively loathes busses, and particularly that "seven-thirty" from 
Adams, so can we blame her for choosing to arrive in comfort? And, Evelyn, we 
loved your "hippy-potimus." 

"Peg" Seery, Florence Swartzer, and Helen Newell — the most harmonious of 
eternal triangles, were generally the only three who ever agreed on an issue in our 
stormy class meetings. A basket lunch is always a practical suggestion when motoring 
to football games. 


Gina Tavelli must have the self-control of a Spartan. The list of props that she 
handled for the class play was enough to stagger a professional, and to that was added 
the ticket "racket." Yet she could still stand up and declaim, "Once more unto the 

Olive Wright can always furnish the information necessary in questions of rural 
town and school management. This should be an enormous help in organizing an 
Alaskan mining camp. 

Four beloved classmates we must leave behind, to the mercy of those to come. 
Beatrice and Benedict, Abelard and Heloise, we who are about to depart salute you. 
Juniors, guard them well! 

Mr. Holmes, our champion, our adviser, and our friend, has smoothed the path and, 
best of all, has been able to laugh with us. He belongs in a special way to our class — 
he has stood for us. 



CLASS OF 1935 


It is a beautiful day in the spring of 1934, and the Junior class is seated in rapt attention 
before a crystal-gazer — that magic spirit who would tell us of the past, and — we hope — predict 
our future. 

Suddenly the woman seated before the crystal seems to become aware of our presence, and 
she begins to speak: 

"Things are net very clear in the glass — all is rather dim, as if it were, perhaps, some time ago 
— but I see faintly many cars, busses, trains, all seeming to be headed in the same direction — ah, 
— something looms out rather clearly — a large, yellow brick building — girls, many of them, enter- 
ing, carrying suitcases, boxes, bags, blankets, coats — all in great confusion. 

"Now, the mist parts a little, and a man is standing on a platform before a large group of 
girls. He seems to be reading their names, for as his lips move, a girl stands, looking very much 
frightened and out of place. After this they leave the room, and I see nothing clearly for some 
time, — but a little farther on, I perceive a long receiving-line, through which groups of anxious 
girls are being taken. Later they are playing games, dancing, eating — enjoying themselves heartily. 

"Now, I see these girls earnestly at work at their studies — walking through the fields, 
climbing hills, gathering and sketching specimens, probing into all forms of nature; I see them 
playing brsketball, tenikoit archery, going on hikes; again they seem to be climbing a very high 
mountain, and all are in the best of spirits as they perform some rites of initiation; a little later, 
I see them gathered around a blazing fire and eating 'hot dogs,' pickles, doughnuts, toasted marsh- 
mallows — and then they are on the homeward trip, tired? Oh, yes, but happy. 

"More fine seems to have elapsed and these same girls are moving in very strange costumes 
through the dark regions of a tunnel, in which are stationed many ghosts and terrifying obstruc- 
tions: at last they come to a place where apples, doughnuts, and cider seem to be plentiful, and 
all is jollity. 

"Time passes and dark-coated forms are moving in and out among the girls in their light 
dresses — ah, yes! — they are dancing and the hall is very attractive with decorations, dim lights, 
ferns, easy chairs, and lamps. 

"The scene changes quite suddenly, and although it is not very clear, I see a large group 
of girls wending their way about the town, very early on a snowy morning. Every now and 
then they pause before some home to sing, and their lips seem to form the words: 

'God rest you merrie gentlemen; 
Let nothing you dismay . . .' 
"Spring seems to have come, and I see girls in many-colored rompers playing on the lawn. There 
are a great many of them, and they are competing in their games. A little later, I see a picture 
which looks much the same, except that now there are younger children as well, girls and boys, 
and they are apparently giving an exhibition. 

"A cloud seems suddenly to have settled over the group and they appear saddened — as if 
by the sudden loss of someone very near and dear to them. 

"Gradually the shadow lifts, the scenes are moving very rapidly before my eyes, but they 
seem to be much the same as those about which I have told you. Some pictures stand out more 
clearly than others, but they are familiar happenings, and the faces, as I catch glimpses of them, 
are well-known to you. That is all that I can see clearly enough to tell." 

Then one of our classmates speaks, raising timidly the question which is in every mind, 
"Can you tell us something of the future?" 

At the mention of the word the crystal becomes cloudy and dim — nothing can be clearly 
seen — and the gazer slowly shakes her head. "I can predict nothing." 

Being Juniors, we are not surprised at her answer, for we have grown used to wondering 
what will happen to us next, — but we hope for the best; and whatever comes— '-we'll stick together! 

Linda Hazelton, '3 5. 


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Helen Theresa Bartley 
Northampton, Mass. 
Best Dav.cer 
"A handful of common sense is worth a bushel of learning. 
Student Council 1, 2 W. A. A. 1, 2, 3 

House Council 2, 3 Yesrbook Staff 3 

Class Play 3 Axis 1 

Forum 2 Pageant 1 

Chairman Social Com. 3 


Betty Bond 
Rowe, Mass. 
Most Athletic 
Best All-around Girl 
"Witty as the day is long." 
W. A. A. 2, Pres. 3 General Chairman Play Day 

Glee Club 2, 3 Forum 2 

Student Council 3 Basketball 2, 3 

Yearbook Staff 3 Class Prophecy 


Helen Boyle 
Hatfield, Mass. 
"Much may be made of an Irishman, if he be caught young." 
W. A. A. 1, 2, 3 Glee Club 1, 2 

Yearbook Staff Pageant 1 

Head of Sports 3 Basketball 1, 2, 3 

Forum 2 Vice-Pres., House Council 

Class Play 3 Class Will 

Fire Chief 1 

Mary Lisbeth Busti 'j 
Farnams, Mass. 


"Some take their gold in minted mold, 

And some in harps thereafter, 

But give me mine 

In eyes that shine 

And take the change in laughter." 
W. A. A. 1, 2, 3 Glee Club 2 

Yearbook Staff 3 Pageant 1 

Forum 2 Fire Chief 3 


Helen E. Crofts dLe<t^>^, ^f I 

North Adams, Mass. 

Most Conscientious 

"He that climbs the tall tree has won the right to the fruit." 

S*T» C • N»A 

Publicity Com. 1, 2, 3 

Financial Com. 3 

Sec. Treas. A. C. M. S. T. C. 

2, 3 
Axis Staff 2 

Beacon, Assistant Editor 3 
Student Council 2, 3 
Yearbook Staff 3 

Forum 2 

W. A. A. 1, 2, 3 

Dramatic Club 3, Treas. 2 

Glee Club 1, 2 

Social Com. 1, 2 

Class Play Com. 3 

Pageant 1 

Basketball, Capt. 1, 2 

Elisabeth Mary Enright /P*^Le~<£-- 
Pittsfield, Mass. 

Most Original 

'Extremely clever and pleasant of wit 
And loved a timely joke!" 1 

Student Council 3 
Yearbook Staff 3 
Pageant 1 
Forum 2 

Fire Chief 3 
Glee Club 2 
W. A. A. 1, 2, 3 
Axis Staff 2 

Virginia E. Fish 
Colrain, Mass. 
Most Li\ely to Succeed 
"It's nice to be natural if you are naturally nice." 
Editor-in-Chief of Yearbook 3 Student Council 3 
Drama Club 1, 2, 3 
Pageant 1 

Glee Club 1, 2, Pres. 3 
Sec'y. Drama Club 2 
Sub. Pres. for Freshmen 2 

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1, 2, 3 

Basketball 2, 

W. A. A. 

Forum 2 

House Council 1, 2 

Secy, of Dormitory 3 

Axis Staff 1, 2 



Mary Ann Fleming 

"Mary Ann" 
Williamstown, Mass. 
Most Attractive 
"Always be up and doing and you will never be down and out." 
W. A. A. 1, 2, 3 Classbook Staff 3 

Axis Staff 1, 2 Pageant 1 

Assembly Com. 1 Student Council 3 

Assembly Chairman 2, 3 Class Treas. 1, 2, 3 

Forum 2 Basketball 1, 2, 3 

Ivy Oration 3 

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Margaret Elizabeth Grosz 

Adams, Mass. 

"You were born for something great." 

Glee Club 1, 2, 3 Axis Staff 2 

Pageant Com. 1 Forum 2 

Yearbook Staff 3 W. A. A. 1, 2, 3 

Margaret A. Hart 
Williamstown, Mass. 
Class Optimist 
Best T^atured 
"Oh, who will walk a mile with me along life's merry way?" 
W. A. A. 1, 2, 3 Axis 2 

Basketball 1, 2 Yearbook Staff 3 

Glee Club 1, 2 Pageant 1 

Forum 2 Class Play 3 

Dramatic Club, Pres. 3, Student Council 3 

Vice Pres. 2 

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Linda Lea Hazelton 

"Lindy 1 ' 

Wakefield, Mass. 

"Good, better, best; never be at rest until your good is better, 
and your better best." 

W. A. A. 1, 2, 3 String Ensemble 1, 2, 3 

Glee Club 1, 2, 3 House Council 1, 2, 3 

Vice Pres., Glee Club 1 Yearbook Staff 3 

Axis Staff 1, 2 Forum 2 

Basketball 1, 2, 3 Head of Tennis 3 

Margaret E. Henderson u*Mv 
Pittsfield, Mass. 




"Talents, like 
Wait but for 


when concealed they lie 
and in their season fly." 

W. A. A. 1, 2, 3 
Drama Club 2, 3 
Glee Club 2 
Forum 2 
Pageant 1 
Axis Staff 2 

Yearbook Staff 3 

Dramatic Club Play 

Class Play 

Delegate to N. Y. Conference 3 

Beacon Staff 3 

Address to Undergraduates 3 

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Helen Teresa Klein 


Stockhridge, Mass. 

Most Popular 

Class Cut-up 

"Don't take her as an example — she's a problem." 

Vice Pres. of Class 1, 2, 3 Beacon Staff 3 

Vice Pres. of W. A. A. 1, 2, 3 Yearbook Staff 3 

Glee Club 1, 2, Vice Pres. 3 Song Leader 3 

Social Chairman of Dormitory 3 Forum 2 

Washington Pageant 1 Basketball 1 

Class Play 3 VV. A. A. Conference Delegate 2 

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Bessie Joan Less 


North Adams, Mass. 

Class Cynic 

"Anything worth possessing is never really possessed." 

W. A. A. 1, 2, 3 
Dramatic Club 1, 2 

Axis Staff 2 
Forum 2 

Elsie Howland Lovett JU 

Williamstown, Mass. 
"Beware of quiet girls — they spring surprises." 


W. A. A. 1, 2, 3 

Forum 2 

Washington Pageant 1 

W. A. A. 1, 2, 3 
Secretary of Class 1, 2, 3 
Delegate to N. Y. Conf. 2 
House Council 3 
Student Council 2 

Mary Charlotte McDonnell cLt-u^ 


Stockbridgc, Mass. 

Most Sophisticated 

We like her smile; we love her style!" 

Yearbook Staff 3 
Ivy poem 3 
Washington Pageant 1 
Forum 2 
Basketball 1 
Axis 1 


S«T*C ♦ N»A 

Margaret Adele McGrecory 


Adams, Mass. 

"She is a little maiden with big ideas.' 

Glee Club 1, 2, 3 Axis Staff 1, 2 

W. A. A. 1, 2, 3 Yearbook Staff 3 

Forum 2 Basketball 

String Ensemble 1, 2 

Velma Marguerite (TConnell 


Pittsfield, Mass. 

Pres. of Dormitory Council 3 
Student Council 3 
Glee Club 1, 2, 3 

'Worry and I have never met." 
1, 2, 3 

W. A. A. 
Forum 2 
Class Play 3 

Lucy Alberta Ostrowski 

Montague, Mass. 

"A daughter of the gods, divinely tall, 
And most divinely fair." 

1, 2, 3 

W. A. A 

Forum 2 

Glee Club 1, 2 

Vice Pres. of Dramatic Club 3 

Class Plav 3 

General Chmn. of Prom Com. 

Doris Gertrude Perkins 


Middleboro, Mass. 

'Quiet and sweet, she is liked by all." 

W. A. A. 1, 2, 3 
Glee Club 2 

Forum 2 
Dramatic Club 3 


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Helen Elizabeth Ranney 


North Amherst, Mass. 

"She is kind as she is fair, 
For beauty lives with kindness." 

President of Class 2, 3 Glee Club 1, 2, 3 

Delegate to N. Y. Conf. 1 Student Council 1, 

Asst. Editor Axis 1 Basketball 1, 2, 3 

W. A. A. 1, 2, 3 

Olive M. Roberson 


Wakefield, Mass. 

"A genial disposition brings its own reward. 

W. A. A. 1, 2, 3 Glee Club 1, 2, 3 

Basketball 1, 2, 3 

Dorothy M. Russell 


North Hadley, Mass. 

Most Courteous 

"True to her word, her work, and her friends. 

W. A. A. 1, 2, 3 Class Play 3 

Glee Club 1, 2, 3 
Drama Club 1, 2, 3 
Treas., Drama Club 3 

Beacon Staff 3 
Student Council 3 
Basketball 1, 2, 3 

Josephine Ryan th*^ fi$C 


Pittsfield, Mass. 

"The only way to have a friend is to be one." 

W. A. A. 2, 3 Glee Club 2 

Forum 2 





Doris Ethel Sanderson 


Haydenville, Mass. 

"Give to the world the best you have 
and the best will come back to you. 

W. A. A. 1, 2, 3 

Usketball I, 2, 3 

Glee Club 2, 3 
Yearbook Staff 3 
Forum 2 

Mildred Helen Scholz cl/ae- 

Adams, Mass. '1 7nC?Ty 
Class Diplomat 


Editor-in-Chief of Beacon 3 
Axis Staff 2 
Glee Club 1, 2, 3 
Student Council 3 

W. A. A. 1, 2, 3 
String Ensemble 1, 
Basketball 1, 2, 3 
Class Song 3 

2, 3 

Adelita Partridge White 
Adams, Mass. 
"A winning way, a pleasant smile, a kindly word for all.' 
W. A. A. 3 Beacon Staff 

Class Play, Costumes 

Graduate of first class in '99 

Vera D. Ziemba 

Adams, Mass. 

"Do not put off for tomorrow what can be done today.'' 

W. A. A. 1, 2, 3 Forum 2 

Glee Club 1, 2 Dramatic Club 3 

Basketball 1, 2, 3 



Esse quam videri 


Thursday, June Fourteen, at Two O'Clock 




Violin — Linda L. Hazelton 
'Cello — Juanita H. Hazelton 

MEDITATION, from Thais 

Violin Solo — Mildred H. Scholz 










Class of 1935 
Irish Folk Song 

Helen E. Ranney 


Margaret E. Henderson 

Dorothea L. Hoffmann 


Virginia E. Fish 

Helen E. Crofts 

Elizabeth M. Enright 







POEM .... 


Words by Margaret A. McGregory 
Music by Mildred H. Scholz 

Class of 1935 

Mary Ann Fleming 

Helen E. Ranney 

Dorothea L. Hoffmann 

M. Charlotte McDonnell 

Taconic Hall 


Members of the Faculty, Parents, Classmates, and Friends: To these our Class Day exercises 
I welcome you, in behalf of the Junior Class. 

Since you received us, a few years ago, here into your midst, we have all become changed 
in some respect. The modification has been a desirable one in each case. This leads us to 
conclude that there must be some big, fine, inspiring influence in our Alma Mater. I would 
attribute this fact first of all to the location of our College. It is situated on a hill, and thus, 
at this elevation we can look out upon life and obtain a view which is unobstructed or, it may 
be said, we may observe life unbiased. We seem to be surrounded here with a freedom and 
happiness which could not be found in a crowded situation. 

Secondly, this inspiring influence which our Alma Mater renders is aided by the towering 
mountains all about it. Constantly seeing these above and around us gives a sense of loftiness 
which brings a suggestion of high ideals, a striving upward and onward, a desire for independence, 
steadfastness, and loyalty. 


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"I want my hills! — the trail 

That scorns the hollow. — 
Up, up the ragged shale 

Where few will follow. 

Up, over wooded crest 

And mossy boulder 
With strong thigh, heaving chest, 

And swinging shoulder. 

So let me hold my way, 

By nothing halted, 
Until, at close of day, 

I stand, exalted. 

High on my hills of dream — 

Dear hills that know me! 
And then, how fair will seem 

The lands below me. 

How pure, at vesper-time, 

The far bells chiming — 
God, give me hills to climb, 

And strength for climbing." 

Our College, however, does not consist merely of a building situated on a hill, for the use 
of the development of students. There is some strong underlying force which holds our Alma 
Mater together and which finds its source in our Faculty. To you members of the Faculty, our 
appreciation is deep and sincere. Always in time of hardships, sorrows, and joys you have been 
present to act as counsel, guide, and comforter. Your high ideals and fine spirit of co-operation 
are so strong as to be contagious, and while you live and work here, constantly you produce more 
than you can ever realize. 

To you, our parents, who are a part of this prevailing spirit, we owe deep gratitude and 
thanks for our presence here these past years. Humbly wc try to tell of our appreciation for 
your patience in our progress, your sacrifices for us each day, your kindnesses toward us and 
faith in us. This education here has been a start in life which should aid us all to achieve and 
acquire the finer things in this world and it is you who have given us this potential power. 
Through your example has come the desire for us to give to life the best that we have. 

"Oh, to be up and doing, oh, 
Unfearing and unashamed to go 
In all the uproar and the press 
About my human business! 
Mv undissuaded heart I hear 
Whisper courage in my ear. 
With voiceless calls, the ancient earth 
Summons me to a daily birth." 

To you, Underclassmen, we leave our duties and responsibilities in upholding the traditions 
and ideals of our institution. It has been a joy to live and associate with you. Your co-operation 
and ideas have been of great assistance on many occasions. 

Classmates, I am sure there is a feeling of sadness in all of our hearts, in leaving this 
College. These past three years have contained many joyous and happy events. We have 
laughed, loved, lived, and conquered together and now we are leaving with yet another goal to 
strive toward — that of achieving still higher honors symbolized by the degree which is given by 
our Alma Mater. 

And now I cannot close without a word of farewell to our Seniors. There is a rather 
complex feeling of joy and sorrow in having you leave. We wish you an abundance of success 
and good fortune in whatever you may undertake. 

All of these branches or groups in our Alma Mater which I have mentioned to you constitute 
the links of an endless chain, from which not one can be detached without destroying the 
strength of the whole, and as we Juniors have been privileged to be a link in this chain, the 
memory of our life here will always remain as very dear to us. 

Helen E. Ranney, '35 




Future Juniors and Sophomores: 

For two years, we, the class of 193 1 ), have stood as a guiding star for you, steering your 
course through unchartered waters. At last we breathe a well-earned sigh of satisfaction for we 
have accomplished a great task that has involved many undertakings. Now the time has come 
to waive our rights in your favor. Although sympathizing with you in your uneasiness and 
fear in assuming our duties, we feel nothing for you but sympathy. May you have gleaned 
enough in your contact with us to aid you in your future responsibility — that of directing the 
undergraduates in our illustrious footsteps. 

Three years ago, we came to these portals with almost empty hands. Look at what we have 
achieved, and the heights we have attained. Do not be discouraged at the Herculean task before 
you. I am the bearer of good news. A number of our esteemed and brilliant class will return 
for a fourth year to help you in your difficulties and, incidentally, to get degrees Perhaps at 
this time it will be well to give you a little encouragement and tell you how to reach the pinnacle 
on which we stand today. To you I give eight keys which have unlocked tor us the door 
of success. 

1. Do your duty faithfully as we have done ours. 

2. Work together for the good of the college, your class, and yourselves. 

3. Learn to appreciate and have faith in one another. 

4. Attend all lectures and assemblies. 
?. Don't cut classes. It doesn't pay. 

6. Save some of your energy for the study of that especially valued possession, "American 
History," by Paxson. You'll need it! 

7. Have a store of art gum. or, to your inexperienced ears, soap erasers for use on your 
registers. You'll need it to scrub often and scrub hard. 

8. Practice the psychology you learn with Miss Jenkins. "II you up and meet a bruiser, 
simply laugh and think how trivial it will appear ten years from then." 

We have been generous in presenting you with our keys. Do not let them rust; use them. 

Putting aside the facetiousness which serves as a cloak lor our deeper feelings, 1 wish to 
tell you how sorry we arc that the time has come to say farewell. The time we have spent with 
you has been among the happiest of our lives. As the years roll by it will be impossible to bring 
back these days, but as we journey along, we will always carry with us the many happy memories 
of the friends with whom we trod these halls. 

"Let us never forget the lessons 

The years this school have taught: 

All that is at all lasts ever, past recall: 

Earth changes, but thy soul and God stand sure: 
What entered into thee, that was, is, and shall be: 

Time's wheel runs back or stops: potter and clay endure. 

He fixed thee 'mid this dance of plastic circumstance, 

This Present, thou, forsooth, wouldst fain arrest 
Machinery just meant to give the soul its bent, 

Try thee and turn thee forth, sufficiently impressed." 

Margaret Henderson, '3?. 


With the passing of another year we are assembled here to bid farewell to you, our friends 
and big-sisters. 

A turnstile in the path of life, the parting of the ways has been reached. This hour might 
be filled with sadness and sorrow, but one thought should be uppermost in our minds offsetting 
this present feeling of sadness. We cannot believe this physical separation to be the termination 
of the happy and beautiful friendships which we have formed during these past three years. 

" 'Tis hard to part when friends are dear." But we have learned here that nothing is 
gained by sitting still. If we would conquer, we must go forward. 

For the underclassmen, I accept the eight keys which you have so carefully chosen for us, 
knowing that they are a symbol of your success and achievements. 

I notice the keys marked "cutting classes," and "saving energy" are covered with rust. It 
is not due to negligence we know, but because the doors which they unlock were never closed to 


you, so you had no use for these keys. We understand the keys marked "soap erasers" and 
"psychology" to be so bright and shiny because of their constant use. 

However, we shall guard these keys and hope that they will unlock the doors of difficulty 
for us as easily as they did for you. 

If hearts beat a little more quickly here today, it is due undoubtedly to the sudden realization 
of what this occasion really means, possibly a realization of the privileges and opportunity that 
have been ours to know you — to work and play with you, and now to witness your victory in 
having reached the goal for which you have striven so long and so well. 

So it is with these high principles ever before us that we bid farewell to you who, by the 
example of your lives, have blazed a trail which we may follow. 

Dorothea Hoffmann, '36. 


This statement of North Adams Traditions and Ideals was prepared by 
the following committee: Helen Crofts, Elizabeth Enright, Virginia Fish, 
Margaret Hart, and Mildred Scholz. 


"Good friend, in the path I have come this day, 
There followeth after me, they say, 
A youth whose feet must pass this way. 
This stream, which hath no fears for me, 
To that fair boy may a pitfall be; 
He, too, must cross in the twilight dim; 
I am building this bridge, my friend, for him." 

A little less than a half century ago a group of far-sighted men worked together to make 
possible the erection of a place of learning in a remote and little-known corner of western 
Massachusetts. Thus, a teacher-training institution was visioned and made a reality — nestled 
among, and becoming a part of the beautiful Berkshire Hills. 

Less than half a hundred young women from the surrounding country were graduated in 
that first class of 1899, and were entered into active service. 

Gradually the area from which prospective teachers came grew larger and larger until this 
institution was training girls from states to the north and south, and from the great Atlantic 
Ocean to the mountains. 

The alumnae, also, have grown from that pioneer class of less than half a hundred to more 
than eighteen hundred loyal and true upholders of the profession. 

As the territory from which she receives has grown, so has the area to which she gives. 
She has sought and maintained lofty ideals and has radiated them in ever-widening circles of 
fruitful influence. She has spread her traditions and service within our own state and beyond, 
over the rolling mountains to other states and to other lands, to California, to Mexico, to England, 
to far away Hawaii, to the Philippines, and to China. 

Little we know of the true extent of her service; little we know how much she has affected 
the lives of children; little we know of the importance and far-reaching results of the work done 
by this, our Alma Mater. 

To those whose ideals and inspirations have made for us a firm foundation, and have 
planned for us a high and worthy goal, we give our thanks. Although you are the present, 
you are, also, to us, the past. Your work has strengthened this school, you have blazed new 
trails, you have opened the eyes of the world to us, you have made service your keynote, and 
service is the greatest aspiration of any endeavor. 

The past offers a glorious challenge, and to it we reply, "We accept this challenge." 
The past answers — 

"Carry on! Carry on! 
Fight the good fight and true: 
Believe in your mission, greet life with a cheer; 
There's big work to do, and that's why you are here. 
Carry on! Carry on! 
Let the world be the better for you." 

Virginia Fish, '3 5. 



With the gifts of the past we mold the world of the present and future. 
"Our todays and yesterdays 
Are the blocks with which we build." 
Our founders imbued the very foundations with the best, and we are continuing with their 
standards to give the very best to our corner of the world. Our learning and living situations 
here afford an opportunity for the building of a well integrated personality in each student. 

When graduates from those early classes return to their Alma Mater, they begin to realize 
how little they knew what vast influence they were to exert, how little they realized what parts 
they were to play in the lives of the future. To them the college looks much the same. These 
are the same heavens that hung over their heads; these are the same beautiful, rolling hills; these 
are the same attractive buildings they knew so well; and the aims and ideals of today are still as 
high. Yet, there is a change. 

This is a college, now. A college preparing us for a changing world. A new world that 
is so rapid and radical that we catch only a glimpse of it as it rushes past us. To meet this 
present crisis has brought about that change. 

Though we have had the high aims and grand traditions of our founders for a basic 
standard from which to develop, the altered conditions of life today have necessitated a growth 
of ideas and methods. We have had to lengthen our practice period in order to train girls to 
become more versatile and adaptable, to teach them to know the right, to judge, to compare, and 
to choose their own solutions. 

Why all this complicated education? Because the teacher of today must be able to interpret 
to her pupils this conflicting world. Correct attitudes and knowledge and courses of action 
must be made known to these children. The teacher's mental, moral, emotional, and spiritual 
make-up must be such that she is adequate and capable of guiding the lives of the future 
citizens of our country. 

Our predecessors had the task of founding; we have the task of maintaining and develop- 
ing an institution in body, in standards, and in spirit. 

Like Lincoln, we might say: "It is for us the living to be dedicated to the unfinished work 
which they have thus far so nobly advanced." 

We are in command. The world waits for us to undertake this great task. 

"To each is given a bag of tools, 
A shapeless mass, and a set of rules, 
And each must make, ere life is flown 
A stumbling block, or a stepping stone." 
And we as builders of today list' to the poet's word of inspiration: 
"Build today, then, strong and sure 
With a firm and ample base: 
And ascending and secure 

Shall tomorrow find its place. 

Let us do our work as well 

Both the unseen and the seen; 
Make the house, where Gods may dwell 

Beautiful, entire and clean." 

Helen Crofts, '35. 


"To everyone there openeth 
A high way and a low 
And everyone must choose the way 
In which his soul shall go." 
To us is given the great duty of creation and preservation. In the future our business will 
be to make our profession one of service and improvement according to the dictates of a changing 
society. It is for us to use our resources and our powers to the utmost. It is for us to 
"Be strong! 
We are not here to play, to dream, to drift: 
We have hard work to do, and loads to lift; 
Shun not the struggle, — face it : 
'Tis God's gift." 


It is for us to accomplish the high aims for developing the future of our college, and we 
must accept with conviction a guiding set of principles by which to measure our deeds: May we 
develop an intelligent loyalty, a spirit of unity and harmony; may we make our results unified 
and strong; may we extend our ideals over the whole vast field in which we are called to work; 
let our object be "our Country, our whole Country, and nothing but the good of our Country 
and its citizens;" may we make our Alma Mater a vast and splendid monument of wisdom, of 
peace, of liberty, of security. And may we engrave upon our hearts and exemplify in our lives 
the never-changing essence of the ancient Athenian Oath: 

Never to bring disgrace to this, our Alma Mater, by any act of dishonesty or cowardice. 

Always to fight for the ideals and sacred things of our Alma Mater, both alone and with 
many: always to revere and obey her and do our best to incite a like respect and reverence 
in others. 

Always to transmit this college not only not less, but greater than it was transmitted to us. 

Elizabeth Enright, '35. 


Two numerals like the ivy 
Entwine our hearts for aye. 
They stand for joyous memories 
Of gladsome college days. 
Two numerals that mean to us 
Friendship, hope, and fame. 
Oh, may they ever glean for us 
The truest, finest name. 
193 5, we sing to you 
And to our college fair; 
To friends and to our teachers too, 
We thank them for their care. 
Here among these noble hills, 
Schoolmates, keep alive 
The ideals we have cherished, 
The Class of Thirty-Five. 

Music by Mildred Scholz, '35. 
Words by Margaret McGregory, '35. 


Ivy — thou who hast climbed on and ever upward 

To reach heights and attain glory — 

Didst first establish firmly and securely 

Thy roots in earth, both nourishing and splendid. 

So, Ivy, we — who wish to climb on and ever upward 

To reach heights and attain glory — 

Have too, in these three years, fixed firmly and securely 

Our roots in this profession of guiding others, 

Even as thou hast inspired us. 

Charlotte McDonnell, '35, 



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When one considers our Alma Mater with her traditions, some of which we follow today, 
and her ideals, which we are forever seeking, we know that she marks today the greatest event 
in our lives, because at present, we stand together. Next year some of our class will return to 
study here at our college, while others of us will enter the profession for which we have been 
so ably prepared. So, this afternoon, as we plant the Ivy and leave it as a symbol of our love, 
faithfulness, and honor to our Alma Mater, it sends forth to us the challenge: "Strive to gain 
the ideals of your profession!" 

"We have not wings, we cannot soar: 

But we have feet to scale and climb 
By slow degrees, by more and more, 
The cloudy summits ot our time." 

We give to the Faculty our sincere thanks for guiding us for three years in our chosen 

To the Seniors we extend our heartiest wishes. May they go forth meeting success in every 
undertaking, as they climb ever upward in their work. 

To the Sophomores and Freshmen, we give "the torch to bear." May they ever hold it 
high, as an emblem of our college, her traditions and ideals which we have tried earnestly to keep. 

And now to the Ivy, may it whisper to these walls, which have heard so many secrets, 
our messages of love and faithfulness to our college. May this Ivy act as a star influencing our 
destiny which we hope shall include all the happiness in life. 

Let us, Juniors, once more gaze over our college campus, our home for three golden years. 
Let us never forget that here we made new friends and enjoyed many pleasant times, and espe- 
cially that here is the Ivy, the emblem of our future. May this vine send forth to us renewed 
courage and faith — no matter how far we may have wandered from our Alma Mater. 

"Up with our banner bright. 
Sprinkled with starry light, 

Spread its fair emblems from mountain to shore, 
While through the sounding sky 
Loud rings the victory cry, 

'Honor and Truth! One evermore*!" 

Mary Ann Fleming, '35. 


We, the class of '3 5, the frontier class of this new era in education, and subjects of the 
N.R.A., do hereby declare this to be our last will and testament, and do by this document 
bequeath the following to our successors, to have and to hold, or to transfer to other classes: 

Helen Klein leaves her contagious giggle to Magdalene Eichert, so that the morning hymns 
next year may be brightened up. 

Velma O'Connell solemnly bequeaths her optimistic attitude toward life to the Junior who 
finds history the hardest next year. 

Dot Sanderson leaves her balanced budget to Kit McGee as Kit's friends may be hit harder 
than ever by the depression next year, causing Kit to find herself in financial difficulties. 

Virginia Fish generously presents her ruggedness to Rowena Pittsinger to help her sustain 
the pains and tribulations of being a Sophomore. 

Betty Bond bestows upon Elizabeth Crandall her snappy "comebacks," so that Elizabeth may 
make some showing during breakfast chatter. 

After due thought and deliberation, Dot Russell wills Room 22 to the person who will love 
and cherish it as Dot did for over two and a half years. 

Polly Ranney leaves her flute-like voice to Phyllis Morrison so that in the future Phyl 
may make herself heard. 

Mickie McDonnell after due consideration presents to the Junior with the most leisure 
time, her seat in Rosa's Restaurant. 




Helen Bartley finally gives away the secret of her smallness (a pail of vanishing cream) to 
Corkie Corrigan, in order to preserve the "little women" of S. T. C. 

Our class musician, Millie Scholz, bequeaths to a certain freshman, Anna Berte, her musical 
ability so that in the future Taconic Hali may resound with harmony. 

Bessie Less leaves to Mary Walsh the secret of getting her work done with the least apparent 
effort. We hope Mary will appreciate this gift. 

Elizabeth Enright wills her ability to change a tire, to Muriel Sherman. Elizabeth boasts 
that it takes just a minute and a half. 

Mary Busti leaves to any commuter the privilege of missing the bus as many times as she 
has succeeded in doing. 

Since Doris Perkins wills her quiet ways to Doris Bordeau, next year's house president should 
be able to sit back and take things easy. 

Linda Hazelton and Olive Roberson bequeath their motto, "What God has joined together 
let no man put asunder," to Margaret Stevenson and Fran Singleton. 

After a great deal of discussion, Mrs. White has finally consented to leave her blue coat 
to whoever took it. 

Margaret Hart bestows a box of stale candy to Aldina Zorzin so that next September 
Aldina may start with a thriving business. 

Margaret Henderson bequeaths her dramatic ability to some deserving Junior so that next 
year's class play will not be too much of a disappointment to the public. 

Mary Ann Fleming leaves the secret of her "school girl" complexion to "Tiny" Shea. 
Blushes included, Tiny. 

Margaret Grosz hates to part with it, but she did finally consent to leave her loquaciousness 
to Helen Hodgkins. We see Miss Donelson will still earn her salary. 

Helen Crofts generously bestows a safe to the person occupying her position next year. 
We hope that this will lighten that Junior's duties. 

Elsie Lovett wills her "Chevy" to Ida Maino so that the girls from Williamstown may con- 
tinue to commute in style. 

Lucy Ostrowski presents a pair of stilts to Marion Wood so that she may attain the height 
that Lucy did. 

Vera Ziemba transmits her permanent to Ruth Pittsinger. The State's electric bill should be 
considerably smaller. 

Peg McGregory leaves her red hair and accessories to Winnie Longstreet. May she use them 
to good advantage. 

Josephine Ryan wills her extra long eyelashes to Doris Chonard so that they may be used 
as an automatic wind-shield wiper for her glasses. 

To Mr. Holmes we transmit a set of tuned heel plates with tones fitting his various moods. 

To Miss Barr we leave a bus to make that "long-talked-of" trip to her rural schools. 

To Miss Pearson we beaueath a pair of rose-colored classes to improve the effects of the 
drawings produced by her understudies. 

On Miss Owens we bestow a pair of roller skates to be used in icy weather when her car 
is unavailable. 

To Miss Bishop we leave a fountain for her kindergarten. This should make it a modern 
and up-to-date one. 

To Miss Baright we bequeath a window ventilator to protect her cherished ferns on breezy 

To Miss Donelson we will a secretary to check up and catch up on dues. 

To Miss Jenkins we present a toboggan in hopes that she may find this easier than skiing to 
school on b'izzardy days. 

To Mrs. Van Etten we leave an automatic quieter that may be used on suitable and just 
occasions only. 

To Mr. Cummings we beaueath a carload of lumber to take the place of that which we so 
wastefully used during woodwork classes. 

To Miss Weston we will a donkcv and "go-cart" so that the athletic supplies may be 
carried down to the baseball diamond without over-exerting the girls. 

To Mr. Eldridge we leave a large entering Freshman class. May they carry on as well 
as we have done. 

To Mr. Overton we bequeath a large dictionary to help him translate our "exam" papers. 
It seems that he thought we coined new words. 



While there, Miss Boyle caught 

To Mr. Venable we will a large "thank you" for carrying us on through thick and thin, 
and hope that he will again get a class as good as ours to advise. 

In witness whereof, we, the said class of 193 5, have to this, our last will and testament 
subscribed our names and affixed our seal this fifteenth day of June, in the year of our Lord one 
thousand nine hundred and thirty-four. 


The Juniors — per Helen Boyle, '35. 
Signed, sealed and declared by the said class of 1935 to be its last will and testament in 
presence of us who at their request and their presence have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto. 

O. O. McIntyre, 
Will Rogers, 
Walter Winchell. 

Class Prophecy 

Extracts From 
Who's Who In America 

Volume 19 

Bartley, Helen: Entertainer 

Miss Bartley travelled with Ringling Brothers' circus for ten years. Miss Bartley is 
famous for her bareback riding. 
Boyle, Helen: Pioneer 

One of the first four women to settle in Little America 
and trained seals to be sold ls pets in United States. 
Busti, Mary: First Woman Governor of Philippines 

Miss Busti, called "Miss Efficiency" by the Filipinos, held this office for six years 
after which she retired to marry a charming native bushman. 
Crofts, Helen: Capitalist 

Miss Crofts accredits her clever manipulation of cash to her experience gained in 
Teachers College, where she was ' Keeper of the Shekels." 
Enright, Elizabeth: Matron of an Insane Asylum 

Miss Enright is well-known in psychological groups for her complete understanding 
of and sympathy for idiots. 
Fish, Virginia: Editor and Publisher of The Christian Hill Scandal Sheet 

Miss Fish's seven subscribers appreciate the time and energy spent in publishing this 
sheet. The publisher's aim is to save wear and tear on the local telephones by bringing 
newsy tidbits to the farmers' doorsteps. 
Fleming, Mary Ann: Beauty Specialist 

Miss Fleming is best known for her vanishing cream which is guaranteed to remove all 
blushing. This works not only on the face, but on the neck also. 
Grosz, Margaret: Saleswoman 

Miss Grosz for many years has been one of America's greatest sellers. She has talked 
so many people into purchasing articles not wanted that the government deemed it neces- 
sary to make a special code for her, known as the "Grosz Resistance Code." 
Hart, Margaret: Candy Manufacturer 

Candy and chewing gum have brought a small fortune to Miss Hart. This woman has 
invented a process whereby age improves the sweets. Billboards advertise, "The staler the 
better. Make the family happy; take home a box of Hart's hard tack." 
Hazelton, Linda: Missionary 

Miss Hazelton is doing a wonderful piece of work in Central Africa. Practically all 
the natives in this section of the country are converted, and over half the population is 
attending the Congregational Church. It is rumored that Miss Hazelton intends to carry on 
the same good work in Wakefield at a later date. 
Henderson, Margaret: Theatrical Manager 

Miss Henderson is not only clever on the stage but off-stage: we who have seen her 
back-stage, know. It is her sound judgment and proficient management which have made 
the "Twitchit Playhouse" so popular. 



all subjects and to all types of audiences at any time. Her 
Her inspiring talks on this subject have held listeners spell' 

Klein, Helen: Reformer 

Miss Klein's philosophy is that the best reforming is done by setting a good example. 
That is why she never goes near the people she is trying to reform. All this is done by 
correspondence. Miss Klein's greatest service to mankind was the reformation of John 
Less, Bessie: Lecturer 

Miss Less lectures on 
favorite topic is "Rosebuds 
bound for hours. 
Lovett, Elsie: Taxidermist 

When Mrs. Lovett is not busy with her household tasks she is stuffing animals and 
preserving insects. In 1945, Mrs. Lovett presented the Smithsonian Institute with a stuffed 
snail found in the wilds of the Berkshires. 
McDonnell, Mickie: Plumber's Assistant 

Miss McDonnell has been plumbing with her father ever since graduating from 
Teachers College. In 1942, Miss McDonnell went abroad to study the sewers of Paris. 
After returning she applied her knowledge to the sewers of Stockbridge. Today, a statue 
of this master plumber stands on the common in Stockbridge showing the gratitude and 
admiration of her many friends. 
McGregory, Margaret: Labor Leader 

Miss McGregory believes her success as a labor leader and riot organizer is due to the 
color of her hair. It fires her adherents on to victory. 
O'Connell, Velma: Advisor to the Lovelorn 

Every magazine has a page devoted to Miss O'Connell's advice to the lovesick, who pour 
out their heart troubles to this sympathetic and understanding soul. She mothers millions. 
Ostrowski, Lucy: Educator and Author 

Miss Ostrowski is an authority on all educational problems and devices. Her two 
books are very popular with new teachers. The first, "How Not To Teach," was published 
in 1939 and the second, ' Love Life of a Paramecium," came out later. 
Perkins, Doris: Broadcaster 

Every child knows M'ss Perkin's voice as it comes over the air every night at six 
o'clock in the Children's Hour. That both adults and children enjoy this Hour may be 
seen by the fan mail Miss Perkins receives daily. 
Ranney, Helen : Seed Merchant 

When Miss Ranney is not teaching school she is raising seeds. She sends large quanti- 
ties to all parts of the world. Bird seed is her specialty. 
Robcrson, Olive: Cattle Raiser 

Miss Robcrson has been located in Montana for the past five years, where she has been 
raising thoroughbred short horn bulls. She is very prominent in cattle clubs and was Pres- 
ident of the National Cattle Raisers Association in 1944. 
Russell, Dorothy: Finger Print Expert 

The finger print business plays a large part in Miss Russell's life. She got her start 
in college where she located borrowers of her many cherished possessions by the finger print 
method. This woman is not at all popular in the underworld. 
Ryan, Josephine: Mechanic 

Owner of large Buick garage in Pittsfield. Miss Ryan got her early experience by re- 
pairing Buicks while commuting to school. This garage specializes in changing tires. 
Sanderson, Doris: Economist 

Miss Sanderson invented the non-fail balanced budget. It was this method which was 
used to balance the nation's budget in 1936. 
Scholz, Mildred: Floriculturist 

Miss Scholz is very successful in tulip growing. For many years tulip growers in the 
United States and Holland pondered on how she grew such beautiful flowers. The secret 
finally leaked out — she played her violin to them. 
White, Adelita: Dancer 

Created the famous Rumba Stumpa step popular in 1940. This step was very clever 
but so difficult that no one was ever known to dance it but Mrs. White. 
Zicmba, Vera: Farm Manager 

Miss Ziemba may be seen during any time of the day out overseeing her hired 
Having lived on the farm most of her life she is familiar with farm life and problems, 
makes hay while the sun shines. 


Lilla Bond, '35. 



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CLASS OF 1936 

A Reverie About Sophomores 

I like to sit up here on the platform and watch the girls. I wonder what they're 
all thinking about? 

Look at the sophomores down there, every cne of them, crowding into the hack 
seats. It's a nice class, this class of '?6. I hope we have caps and gowns when we 

What's "Sooky" McGee laughing about? Nice smile she has. The Pepsodent 
people will pay money for anything as lovely as that. She must be laughing at Betty 
Crandall. Cute the way 'Lizabeth can imitate Zasu Pitts; really very clever. We 
ought to have an amateur night with Ida Maino and Dot Hoffmann along to harmonize 
for us; their singing is pretty good. I love to listen to them especially just before 
Class Management when they wax particularly melodious. 

Speaking of Class Management, the saddest story of the year is a tale of Muriel 
Gingras and Marion Raedel along with Margaret Miles and Mary Walsh "without the 
e." It seems that they rose early one morning and spent hours and hours measuring 
the training school playground and hours more arguing; then they came to school to 
find that Mr. Holmes wasn't even there! Tragic, I call it! 

Margaret Stevenson's pet hobby is the woodwork class. How that girl can wield 
a jig saw! It astounds me! But what amazed me more — in fact what absolutely 
dumfounded me was Dot Daniels' marriage to James Whitehead. Mrs. James White' 
head! How impressive that sounds! Her friend Marion Wood, the Damon of the 
company "Damon and Pythias", is a sweet young thing — Palmolive "ad" if — you get 
the point. Another baby face is Ruthie Pittsinger who along with Dot Lee broke all 
their previous records and appeared at the Sophomore Hop. Ruth is a regular 
attendant now; we hope to break Dot in a little later. Lena Eichert must be Job's 
cousin. I'm sure she must be or else she never would have the patience to sit through 
that hour of Chorus period every week, and hear us try to sing. It must be painful — ■ 
come to think of it, it must be terrible! The tones we manage to bring forth are really 
new advances in musical history. 

To see Helen Dargie sitting down there looking dignified you'd never think that she 
could be all over a basketball floor at once. Helen Hodgkins and Fran Singleton know 
their way around the court, too. Nice to be athletic! I wonder what Ella Mae Karrey 
is giggling about? The candy she brought back from the New York Conference was 
pretty good. At least that's what I've been told. Winnie Longstreet and "Ev" 
Smith are sitting together — that's an example of opposites. Winnie is so blonde and 
"Ev" so dark; Winnie all temperament and "Ev" all executive. Queer how different 
two people can be! There's Dot Edson dreaming again! I'll never forget the day 
she sat for fifteen minutes after Mr. Venable had called on her, staring blankly into 
space with her hand up waiting to recite. 

Mmmmmmnn — I wonder if they can guess what I'm thinking about — Heavens! 

it's my turn to speak! Attention! We who are about to die, salute you ! 

Eleanor Corrigan, "?6. 
A Voice From The Masses, alias The Whisper Off Stage — 

I wonder whether or not Corky's nervous — ? I'll bet she's been rehearsing all 
during the period. Those sweet, low alto tones! Aren't we thankful though for 
Corky's contributions in "lit" class! For such a little girl she certainly can express 

herself! Dot Hoffmann, '36. 


CLASS OF 1937 


It was while travelling through southern France, near the rugged Apennines, 
many, many years ago, that I experienced this singular and memorable adventure. 
Though my hair has turned to white and my hand has been less steady of late, each 
detail of the happenings of that lazy afternoon in late summer is sharply etched in my 
memory. I remember with an astounding distinctness that I had become weary of 
the monotony of the complete solitude and rest the little village afforded; that I had 
collected the necessary energy to raise myself from the soft verdure that was my couch 
and had gone in quest of company. Surely, in the village center there would be a crowd 
of rosycheeked peasant children in the picturesque dress that I still stared at in wonder. 

But as I watched these curious youngsters an unusual thing happened. Instead of 
a group of strange peasant girls, I noticed something familiar in each countenance. At 
first it was quite dim, then — yes — that black curly-haired girl is — must be — Catherine 
Shea, for who could forget those dark, curly locks that called forth so much admiration? 
In contrast to this I noticed a fair-haired child with skin as soft as velvet. Immediately 
I knew it was Marion Kingsley. Seated with Marion was a rosy-cheeked girl whom 
they called "Jeanne," but I knew her to be Phyllis Morrison. As I sat quietly trying 
to fathom this miracle, my attention was turned to another group by the unrestrained 
giggle of Lucille Pike as she confided some secret to Winifred Smith, whom I recognized 
by her perpetual grin. In this same group there was a bashful, light-haired girl, and 
after some thought, I distinguished this peasant child as Muriel Sherman. She was 
accompanied by Ruth Pomeroy, another quiet youngster. In contrast to these two was 
a tall, noisy individual — Anna Berte — who looked rather peculiar as she danced around 
with little Helen Stokey. 

The listlessness that had formerly taken possession of me was now completely 
gone. I was aware of a curious feeling of adventure and alertness that I should have 
thought preposterous five minutes before. I will confess that 1 was really pleased that 
I should meet my former classmates in such a charming way. After concluding that 
these peasant children really were my friends, I began to look about for the rest of my 
college chums. I did not need to look far nor long, for just at that moment Helen 
Strehle and Doris Bourdeau came romping down the street. Alter some persuasion 
Pvowena Pittsmger and Aldina Zorzin, two diffident children, joined the two rollicking 
youngsters and scampered off with them. Then I noticed Doris Chonard and Alma 
Benedetti practicing a strange sort of ball throw. But even after I saw this I could 
not find Ella Thatcher until I heard Ruth Card call, "Here she comes now! She's 
brought her saxophone!" And sure enough, Ella was joining the crowd and was fol- 
lowed by her friend Evelyn Lucy. 

Upon further investigation I learned that my friends had gathered for the pur- 
pose of renewing their acquaintances. So I joined in the fun and made the most of 
the opportunity that this reunion afforded me. 

I remember little more of the day's happenings save that I left the village center 
amid the ghosts of past years. Until now I have never told of my experiences. All 
through the years I have kept close guard on the secret of the result of my craving for 
adventure. At times, this same craving makes me long to return to that little village 
and to re-enter the center of secrets and see if the skeleton of memory still keeps vigil 
over the images of the past; and yet — this arm chair is very comfortable. 

Rita Mead, "37. 




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Eleanor Corrigan 

Adams, Mass. 
Elizabeth Crandall 

Pittsfield, Mass. 
Dorothy Daniels Whitehead 

North Adams, Mass. 
Helen Dargie 

Ashfield, Mass. 
Dorothy Edson 

North Adams, Mass. 
Magdalene Eichert 

North Adams, Mass. 
Muriel Gingras 

Blackinton, Mass. 
Helen Hodgkins 

Lee, Mass. 
Dorothea Hoffmann 

Adams, Mass. 
Ella M. Karrey 

North Adams, Mass. 
Dorothy Lee 

Hadley, Mass. 
Violet Longstreet 

Greenfield, Mass. 
Ida Mamo 

Williamstown, Mass. 
Kathryn McGee 

Marlborough, Mass. 
Margaret Miles 

Woburn, Mass. 
Ruth Pittsinger 

Chesterfield, Mass. 
Marion Raedel 

North Adams, Mass. 
Frances Singleton 

Leeds, Mass. 
Evelyn Smith 

Dalton, Mass. 
Margaret Stevenson 

North Adams, Mass. 
Mary Walsh 

North Adams, Mass. 
Marion Wood 

North Adams, Mass. 


Alma Benedetti 

North Adams, Mass. 

Anna Berte 

Pittsfield, Mass. 

Doris Bordeau 

Turners Falls, Mass. 

Ruth Alice Card 

Pittsfield, Mass. 

Elizabeth Chonard 

North Adams, Mass. 

Marion Kingsley 

Hoosac Tunnel, Mass. 

Evelyn Lucy 

North Adams, Mass. 

Rita Mead 

Pittsfield, Mass. 

Phyllis Morrison 
Pittsfield, Mass. 

Lucille Pike 

North Adams, Mass. 

Rowena Pittsinger 

Williamsburg, Mass. 

Ruth Pomeroy 

Chesterfield, Mass. 

Catherine Shea 

North Adams, Mass. 

Muriel Sherman 

Pittsfield, Mass. 

Winifred Smith 

Pittsfield, Mass. 

Helen Stokey 

Adams, Mass. 

Helen Strehle 

Turners Falls, Mass. 

Ella Thatcher 

North Adams, Mass. 

Aldina Zorzin 
Lee, Mass. 





President ... Elizabeth RuGG 

Secretary-Treasurer FLORENCE Swartzer 

One of the first duties of the Student Council this year was the Freshman-Sophomore Sister 
assignment which was taken care of by a member of the Sophomore class. 

With the help of the Council a few changes have been made concerning Student Dues. 
Now every member of S. T. C. who has paid her dues in full is entitled to a yearbook and to 
two tickets to the Senior-Junior play. 

When the Roister Doister Society from Massachusetts State College presented, "There's 
Always Juliet," it was the student government organization which sponsored the affair. It was 
judged by all to be a financial success as well as a social one. 

Delegates to the New York Conference this Spring, came home with a great deal of enthusi- 
asm and inspiration to carry out many ideas found at the convention. The meeting this year was 
one of the most profitable at which the Council has been represented. 

Elizabeth Rugg, President of the Council, deserves much credit for its fine work and for 
the splendid relationship which exists between that body and the college. 



The Editorial Staff presents this yearbook to you with the hope that it may be a worthy rep- 
resentative of this Teachers College. We hope that with you it may find a kindly welcome. 

The Staff wishes to express its appreciation to President Eldndge, Miss Baright, Miss Pearson, 
Mr. Venable, and all others who have helped in the publication of this book. 

The Editor. 


Virginia Fish 

Write-up Editors 

Mary Busti Helen Bartley Margaret Hart 

Elizabeth Enright Charlotte McDonnell 

Faculty Editor 
Margaret Henderson 

Business Managers 
Helen Crofts Mary Fleming Helen Boyle 

Advertising Managers 
Doris Sanderson Helen Klein 

Linda Hazelton 

Art Editor ]o\e Editors 

Margaret Grosz Betty Bond Margaret McGregory 



Managing Editor 
Mildred Scholz, '3 5 

Assistant Editors 

Ruth Gleason, '34 Helen Crofts, '35 

Alice Bradford, '34 Katherine McGee, '36 

Ella Thatcher '37 

Senior Reporter Olive Wright, '34 

Junior Reporter Margaret Henderson, '35 

Sophomore Reporter Eleanor Corrigan, '36 

Freshman Reporter Ruth Card, '37 

Glee Club Reporter Dorothy Russell, '35 

Dramatic Club Reporter Gina Tavelli, '34 

W. A. A. Reporter Sally Fleming, '34 

Student Council Reporter Florence Swartzer, "34 

Special Correspondence Thelma Cary, '34 

Business Manager - Evelyn Smith, '36 

Assistant Business Managers 
Rita Mead, '37 Elizabeth Hewitt, '34 

Advertising Assistants 

Helen Newell, '34 Marion Wood, '36 

Winifred Smith, '37 Helen Klein, '34 

Advisory Board 
Miss Baright Mr. Eldridge 






NO. 7 

The History 
of The Beacon 

During the past few 
years journalistic pub- 
lications have become 
more prominent and 
the trend has been to- 
ward school and college 
newspapers. Conse- 
quently, in October, 
1933, the "Axis" was 
laid aside and a news- 
paper, The Beacon, 
was brought into being. 
The honor of naming 
the paper belongs to 
Miss Mary Flannery 
of the Senior class 
who received the in- 
spiration for her choice 
from the Beacon Mon- 
ument on Greylock 
Mountain. The beacon 
is truly an appropriate 
symbol of the ideals 
and aims of our paper. 

The first edition of 
TheBeacon was issued 
before the Thanksgiv- 
ing recess and proved 
-to be as fine and en- 
joyable as our highest 
anticipations. Since 
that time five more 
editions have appeared, 
each upholding the 
standards of the one 
before it and contrib- 
uting something unique 
of its own. 

Mildred Scholz, to 
whom the paper owes 
so much of its success, 
deserves great credit 
and praise for her fine 
ability and diligent 
work as the first editor 
of The Beacon. 

The advisers, Presi- 
dent Eldridge and Miss 
Mary Louise Baright, 
should also be credited 
for their splendid as- 
sistance and support. 

The College is well 
pleased with this new 
project. It extends 
wishes that The Bea- 
con will continue to 
make fine and inspir- 
ing history. 

Helen Crofts, '35. 

The Future 
of The Beacon 

The Beacon is now 
seven issues old. Seven 
issues of hard work on 
the part of the staff, 
and seven issues of 
loyal support on the 
part of the school. 

In September, news- 
paper work was new to 
all of us. There might 
have been doubt as to 
the results of so little 
known a venture. Now, 
we realize such doubt 
would have bee a 
groundless for the 
Beacon has proven it- 
self to be a fine and 
important part of our 
college life. 

That The Beacon's 
future will be a suc- 
cessful one is not to be 
questioned since a firm 
foundation and high 
ideals have done so 
much in starting it on 
the right road. 

Next year should be 
a promising one. Faith, 
experience, knowledge, 
and loyal support will 
make our paper all 
that we want it to be. 

Helen Crofts, '35. 



Interest Shown 
in The Beacon 

What is school 
spirit? How can we 
identify it? 

School spirit has 
been shown in many 
ways during this past 
year. In every organ- 
ization, in every spe- 
cial college activity it 
has prevailed. But in 
almost no other in- 
stance has it been more 
apparent than in con- 
nection with the pub- 
lishing of our College 

Among the many 
students who have 
helped, both those on 
the staff and those off, 
are the ones who have 
done the typewriting. 
Through the year the 
following girls have 
been depended upon 
as typists and much 
credit is due them for 
their time and effort : 

Ruth Gleason 

Wenonah Longstreet 

Helen Strehle 

Helen Crofts 

Helen Newell 

Alice Bradford 

Thelma Cary 

Florence Swartzer 

Also special articles 
have been written for 
the various issues by 
students, not on the 
staff, who are too nu- 
merous to be men- 
tioned. We wish to 
express our apprecia- 
tion of their loyal in- 

There are also those, 
who, with a most com- 
mendable attitude, have 
aided in the distribu- 
tion and selling of the 

The staff is equally 
indebted to the faculty 
of our college. Their 
share in co-operating 
has been indispensable 
to our success. Pa- 
tience and willingness 
in being interviewed 
by reporters for news 
articles have been very 
marked and their kind 
words of encourage- 
ment have strengthen- 
ed us. 

Once again, we main- 
tain that the highest 
degree of endeavor has 
prevailed and it is a 
wonderful thing for 
an organization to 
have such splendid sup 
Mildred Scholz, '35. 

Mr. Eldridge and 
Miss Baright Co- 
operating Advisers 

Mr. Eldridge and 
Miss Baright have 
been especially helpful 
to the new and inex- 
perienced Beacon staff 
which has felt that 
they have supported 
and co-operated with 
its every effort. 

When we think of 
the amount of time 
given by Mr. Eldridge 
and Miss Baright in 
aiding us to get the 
last bit of news in; to 
keep the work up to a 
high standard; to se- 
lect the best material; 
we begin to realize 
exactly what our faith- 
ful advisers have meant 
to us. 

The splendid atti- 
tude which has always 
accompanied their ef- 
forts — the attitude of 
being so willing to 
assist and suggest — 
has given support be- 
yond measure to the 
1934 staff of our Col- 
lege paper. 

May The Beacon al- 
ways have such loyal 
friends throughout itt 
Mildred Scholz, '35. 



Boston University 
Massachusetts State 

Emerson College 
Berkshire School 
Bridgewater State 

Teachers College 
New Paltz Normal 

Indiana Normal School 
Adams High School 
Newburyport High 

Northampton High 




President Virginia Fish 

Vice-President Helen Klein 

Secretary-Treasurer Ida Maino 

Librarian Ruth Pittsinger 

The Glee Club has enjoyed a good year under the leadship of Miss Barr. We 
have contributed our bit in song on several occasions during the year, the most memor- 
able of which are : the installation exercises for President Eldridge, the School Committee 
Conference, and, of course, the Graduation Exercises. The Glee Club combined with 
the Chorus to furnish the impressive candle procession and carol singing at our Christ' 
mas Concert. 

Mr. Holmes and Magdalene Eichert have graciously helped by accompanying at 
the piano. 



Members of the String Ensemble have been particularly active this year. Our 
musicians are as follows: 

Miss Barr Director 

Miss Weston Violinist 

Mildred Scholz Violinist 

Linda Hazelton Violinist 

Juanita Hazelton 'Cellist 

Magdalene Eichert Pianist 

Members of the Ensemble have had the position of ever ready helpers by offering 
their services at nearly every special occasion throughout the year. We have enjoyed 
their music at the installation, at the Christmas festivities, at the Dramatic Club Play, 
at "Daddy Long Legs," and at the graduation exercises. 

Mr. Holmes has kindly assisted at the piano whenever called upon. The Ensemble 
has given delightful contributions to every program, and its services are greatly appre- 



The Dramatic Club, under the leadership of Margaret Hart, enjoyed a very successful season. 
One of the outstanding events for the club was the public performance of a three-act comedy, 
"Cinderella O'Reilly. " The play was a success both financially and, because of Miss Baright's- 
careful coaching, dramatically. The cast was: 

CiNDERELLA O'REILLY Margaret Henderson 

CHANG FU Doris Chonard 


JUDITH BOHNE Ella Thatcher 


JIMSEY BRAYDEN Winifred Smith 


WILLARD WOOD Gina Tavelli 

Another act of this organization, which we hope will be of great benefit to the college, was- 
the donation of fifty dollars as the beginning of a fund for the erection of a permanent stage. 

The officers for the year were: 

President Margaret Hart 

Vice-President Lucy Ostrowski 

Secretary- Ella Thatcher 

treasurer.... Dorothy Russell 

Ella Thatcher, '36. 



"Daddy Long Legs" presented at College Hall was greeted as this year's greatest dramatic 
sensation at North Adams Teachers College. 
The characters were: 


JAMES McBRIDE Elizabeth Rugg 

CYRUS WYCKOFF Elizabeth Hewitt 

ABNER PARSONS .. - Dorothy Russell 

GRIGGS Helen Boyle 

WALTERS .... Sally Fleming 

JUDY ABBOTT Margaret Henderson 

MISS PRITCHARD Margaret Seery 

MRS. PENDLETON .. Helen Newell 


SALLY McBRIDE Florence Swartzer 

MRS. SEMPLE Velma O'Connell 
MRS. LIPPETT Lucy Ostrowski 

ORPHANS: Ruth Gleason, Margaret Hart, Helen Klein, Helen Bartley, Evelyn 
Shakar, Betty Eldndge, Janet Venable, Betty Gordon. 

A delightful story combined with diligent and skillful acting and coaching made success 
inevitable. The scenes held an appeal for young and old, and we watched with sympathy and 
understanding the little orphans under the domineering rule of Mrs. Lippett; the problems con- 
fronting the college girls; Jervis' perturbance at Lock Willow Farm, and the final scene with Judy 
and Jervis finding matters arranging themselves to the satisfaction of everyone. 

Much hard work went into the preparation and presentation of the play, but everyone felt 
compensated by the results. Dorothy Russell, "35. 



President Betty Bond 

Vice-President Helen Klein 

Head-of-Sports Helen Boyle 

Secretary -Treasurer.. GlNA Tavelli 

This year there have been numerous features added to our Social Calendar, many of which 
were sponsored by the W.A.A. 

Among the most important events of the season were: The Athletic Conference of Massa- 
chusetts State Teachers Colleges, which was held at North Adams this year: the Sport Dance in 
February: the Annual Winter Carnival, which was such a success; Play Day in May, at which a 
large number of girls from nearby high schools enjoyably and beneficially participated: and 
many other worthwhile and entertaining activities. 

The College wishes to extend to Miss Beth Weston and to the Executive Board hearty 
thanks for the fine work which they have accomplished this year. 

Helen Klein, '35. 




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The program of sports in the college has been much broader than in previous years 
since more students have participated in these events than ever before. 

The athletic schedule was under way soon after the opening days of the first 
semester, with hikes to Greylock and other local places of interest. Archery and 
soccer were met with approval by a small active group, while lawn bowling, a new 
sport, also, attracted some supporters. 

Basketball, which seems to rule all sports during the cold winter season, found 
all its old followers ready to take it up again, with a group of new enthusiasts added. 

The Senior team opened their series with defeats due, perhaps, to lack of practice, 
but they ended up with victories, much to the surprise of their opponents. 

From the spirited athletic class of Juniors there came two fighting teams which 
won and lost like the good sports they are. 

Another class extremely interested in competition are the Sophomores who en- 
joyed as good a season as any of their opponents. 

While not always victorious, the Freshmen gained experience. They have several 
unusual players, so that next year with their added knowledge and fine spirit they may 
become the champion team. 

A contest for Mohawk or Greylock supremacy brought the best players of all the 
classes together for a few exciting contests. 

As Winter passed and we waited for Spring, volleyball captured the school for 
some games. The Juniors seemed to enjoy games with "Marks" boys, even if they 
weren't always the winners. 

Horseshoes, tenikoit, baseball, and track events all came with the warm weather. 
Each had its loyal participants. 

As you look back on the year we hope each one of you can say you have enjoyed 
this fuller athletic program. We think and believe more participation in sports has 
led to greater enjoyment. 

Sally Fleming, '34. 



On March second, eighteen hundred forty-nine, Henry Todd, a merchant, died 
in New York City. 

Through the bequest of Mr. Todd a sum of money was set aside to be invested. 
The original amount was to be allowed to accumulate, and when sufficient funds were 
obtainable, a lectureship was to be established. Accordingly, in nineteen hundred and 
twenty-six the annual Henry Todd Lectureship was established in the Massachusetts 
State Teachers Colleges and the Massachusetts School of Art. 

The first lecture was given in 1926. Following are the ones which have been 
presented : 

Dr. Edward H. Griggs of Groton-on-Hudson, New York, "The Influence of the Parent and 
Teacher in Character Training and Development." 

Mrs. Dorothy Canfield Fisher of Arlington, Vermont, "Creative Reading." 

Dr. Charles H. Judd, Professor of Education and Director of the School of Education, Uni- 
versity of Chicago, "Social Inheritance." 

Dr. Harlow Shapley, Professor of Astronomy, Harvard University, and Director of the 
Harvard University Observatory, "The Galaxy of Galaxies." 

Dr. Ellwood P. Cubberley, Professor of Education and Dean of the School of Education, 
Leland Stanford Junior University, "A Philosophy for the Educative Process." 

Lorado Taft, Artist and Lecturer, Chicago, "My Dream Museum" (illustrated). 

Dr. Albert Bushnell Hart, Historian, United States George Washington Bicentennial Com- 
mission, "George Washington, the Schoolmaster of tl*e Nation." 

Dr. George E. Vincent, Former President, University of Minnesota, Lecturer in Scandinavian 
Universities, 1932, "Children versus Grown-ups." 

On the afternoon of Friday, April thirteenth, of this year, Miss Zona Gale pre' 
sented the ninth Todd Lecture on the subject "Some Tendencies in Modern Fiction." 

The authoress might have been writing a book for us as she stood before the large 
gathering of people, so charming, vivid, and interesting she was. By means of de- 
scriptions, selections from some of her own productions, and stories from real life, she 
brought home her points. She said that literature to be true and great should take a 
middle ground between the sentimentalization characteristic of past literary periods 
and the understatements of the present one; that we must have three, and even four 
dimensional characters or people who really live; that to write and read truly, we must 
be able to understand the personalities of those about us, particularly those whom we 
are studying, and we must experience self-identification with them. 

Miss Gale said that in judging the worthwhileness of a story she asks herself, 
"Are these characters true to life, and do they really live and act naturally according to 
their environment and conditions?" 

She concluded her talk by reading some of her own very fine short stories and 

Many felt that this lecture was one of the most interesting and worthwhile ever 
delivered at the college. It was not only entertaining and of educational value, but 
it brought to us a realization of, and a contact with, the unique and artistic personality 
of a literary artist. A greater understanding, sympathy, and enjoyment of Miss Gale's 
works have been the results of our contact with her. 

Helen Crofts, '35. 



Assembly Chairman Mary Ann Fleming 

Senior Assistant Gina Tavelli 

Junior Assistant Virginia Fish 

Sophomore Assistant Evelyn Smith 

Freshman Assistant Ella Thatcher 

As I look hack on our assemblies this year I rememher some very delightful times 
we have all enjoyed here at our college. 

One may classify our assemblies as student activities and as lectures given by our 

Our student activities have maintained a high standard of excellence. One can 
easily realize how individual we are by attending these morning periods, for no two 
programs have any similarity in content. 

But now as I think over our lectures which were related to adventures, I recall 
Mrs. Cornelia Stratton Parker, who described to us her experiences while writing a 
book; Colonel Charles Wellington Furlong, who reported in a realistic manner on his 
journey through Patagonia; Professor Seaver Gilcreast of Williams College, who told 
of his trip abroad; Miss Nina Strandberg of Finland, who explained in a series of talks 
the Finland of to-day; Dr. Florence P. Snell of Northampton, who told us about South 
African life. 

The type of lecture that one could term "social" gave us ideas in relation to indi- 
viduals. Rev. Hanford H. Closson analyzed in a concise manner ways of getting along 
with other people, while Dr. Samuel W. Hartwell gave us a psychiatrist's view of 
how teachers should understand the whole child. "The Common Ground Between 
Education and Social Work" by Miss Marenda Prentis gave us an insight into some 
of the problems of social betterment. 

A third type of lecture relates closely to our teaching profession. Dr. Carl L. 
Schrader, State Supervisor of Physical Education, emphasized in his speech the neces- 
sity of all teachers being qualified to teach physical education; David Malcolm, Super- 
intendent of the Clarksburg schools, and Grover Bowman, Superintendent of North 
Adams schools, gave us detailed reports of the meeting of the Department of Super- 
intendents of the National Education Association; Superintendent Miller of Lee 
pointed out the advantage of obtaining some rural training while attending a state 
teachers college, while Superintendent Irons of the Bennington Southwest School Dis- 
trict with Miss Fannie Percey, one of our graduates, outlined and demonstrated the 
Cordts' Reading Method. 

And now as I consider these many interesting lectures and student activities I 
know they have been of real value to us all. My sincere thanks go to my assembly com- 
mittees and the student associations who have co-operated wholeheartedly in making 

these programs very successful. 

Mary Ann Fleming, '35. 



Taconic Hall, nestled in the green hills of the Taconic Range, seems akin to this 
region of natural beauty and is most appropriately named. It offers no note of discord 
as it takes its place against Nature's background or in the lives of the inhabitants of the 
surrounding Taconic and Hoosac localities. 

Years have slipped by since the erection of our dormitory; years of happy days 
and fine times for one class after another. We of today, in our own way, live under 
the same roof and enjoy our short stay here. Dormitory life makes up a large and im- 
portant part of any college life, and is particularly rich in associations and experiences 
which will long be cherished. 

Mrs. Van Etten, our gracious matron, helps the girls establish a normal life of 
activity and an atmosphere of home for both work and play. Our officers of the House 
Council are as follows: 

House President Velma CConnell 

Vice-President Helen Boyle 

Secretary -Treasurer Virginia Fish 

Other members of the House Council are: Helen Bartley, Linda Haselton, Char- 
lotte McDonnell, Evelyn Smith, Helen Hodgkins, Elisabeth Crandall, and Kathryn 

We have enjoyed a particularly active year. Perhaps the greatest accomplish' 
ment is the lunch scheme for day students. The plan has been a success in every way. 
The town girls have been made to feel welcome here and are urged to share with us 
the opportunities offered. 

Our social calendar has been dotted with numerous events of note. At the 
W.A.A. banquet all members of the school enjoyed the dinner and the entertainment 
which followed. Later in the year an informal dance was given by the W.A.A. and 
was an unquestionable success. In March we held a delightful informal "dorm" dance; 
we hope this may become an annual affair. On another occasion the dormitory girls 
took the part of hostesses and opened the halls to W.A.A. Conference delegates — a 
very memorable week-end. For Hospitality Days we invited high school seniors to 
come to see the school and dorm m action. Frequent dinners, the Alumnae Bridge, 
and special occasions of all kinds keep everyone occupied. 

At Taconic Hall you will always find a home and a hearty welcome. We hope 

that another year we may have an increased membership of students in our "dorm" 


Virginia Fish, '35. 





Creeping softly across the face of the mountain; 
Moving slowly, with long and shifting fingers, — 
Shadows — that follow sudden gleams of light, 
Stretching outward their long thin hands, 
As if to sink them in the deep green mantle. 
Shadows, you are pools of darkness — 
Slowmoving shapes which drift across our lives, 
And make them, like our lofty mountains, 
Stronger and more eloquent. 

Linda Hazelton, '35. 




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Mr. Eldridge without an announcement. 

Miss Pearson without her "reverse curve." 

Miss Jenkins without her rural outlook. 

Mr. Holmes walking quietly in the halls. 

Miss Owens without her lessons well prepared. 

Miss Barr singing a torch song. 

Mr. Venahle without a felt-need. 

Miss Banght with a "grouch." 

Miss Bishop without Froehel. 

Miss Weston with scoliosis. 

Mr. Cummings teaching fencing. 

Mr. Overton without his "what nots." 

Miss Donelson not collecting fines on overdue hooks. 

Mrs. Van Etten riding down street on a kiddy-car. 


The Horse Power — Mr. Venahle. 

The Tow Rope- Polly Ranney. 

The Headlights — Mary Ann Fleming and Helen Crofts. 

The Exhaust- Bessie Less. 

The French Horn — Milly Scholz. 

The Clutch Peg McGregory. 

The Rumble — Helen Bartley. 

The Heater — Helen Klein. 

The Bumper — Lucy Ostrowski. 

The Streamlines — Mickie McDonnell. 

The Backfire- Mrs. White. 

The Starter — Margaret Hart. 

The Chassis-Helen Boyle. 

The Crank and Crank Case- -Linda Hazelton and Olive Roherson. 

Shock Absorber — Margaret Grosz. 

Quick Pick-up — Elizabeth Enright. 

The Body Squeak — Elsie Lovett. 

Silent Second — Dorothy Russell. 

Rear Housing — Mary Busti. 

Neutral — Doris Perkins. 

Reverse — Josephine Ryan. 

Low Gear --Margaret Henderson. 

The Down Payment — Doris Sanderson. 

The Broken Spring — Velma O'Connell. 

Free Wheeling — Vera Ziemba. 

The Nuts — Ginny Fish and Betty Bond. 




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A is for Ann — Mary Ann Fleming, you know 

They say in the kindergarten, a second Rousseau. 
B is H. Boyle and H. Bartley, 

One chooses the gym, the other a party. 
C is for Crofts from up on the hill, 

Seems though of study she'd soon get her fill. 
D is Dot, a balanced budget she rides, 

Neatness and order are her sacred prides. 
E is for Elsie, gone from ranks of the single, 

And Ennght, "The Perfect Chauffeur" on her shingle. 
F is for Fish, she'd hate to get hooked, 

But with that line of hers, her goose sure is cooked. 
G is for Grosz, our sleepy-time gal, 

Don't blame overwork, but a masculine pal. 
H is for Hart who drives a big car, 

With her cheerful nature she ought to go far. 
I is for your interest in this tale I tell, 

It'll probably be finished in a padded cell. 
J is for Josephine with lashes so long, 

With a friend like her you'll never go wrong. 
K is for Klein, the girl with the dates, 

Leave it to her, and she'll fix their fates. 
L is for Less who talks and still talks; 

And Linda whom, one says, has no faults. 
M is for three: Mickie, Margaret, and Mary; 

They're headed for big things, they cannot tarry. 
N is for Nutty Crest, our future home, 

When we have taught and our minds start to roam. 
O is for Ostrowski so tall and so fair, 

She's a born teacher, with that certain air. 
P is for Peg with thoughts in the South: 

And Perkins who seldom opens her mouth. 
Q is for queer which hits each and all, 

The girls who live in Taconic Hall. 
R is for Ranney — may we shout it aloud, — 

Russell and Roberson too make us proud. 
S is for our musician named Scholz, 

It's her violin playing that raises our pulse. 
T is for teachers we all love so dearly, 

They've tried their best to make us see clearly. 
U is for Us, the Juniors yet, 

A class pretty hard for you to forget. 

V is for Velma, house President dear, 

She goes after noises, in her highest gear. 
W is for White, our newest Classmate, 

Student assemblies are her greatest hate. 
X is for marks we find on our tests 

When these we see we forget to jest. 

Y is for you, our readers, so fine 

For rhymes like these you seldom will pine. 
Z is for Ziemba who comes at the end, 
With her our fond farewells we send. 






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